Friday, June 14, 2013
Andrew Drinkwater provides an account of the 20-mile run to Boston he and fellow Lynnfield High School students completed last Sunday.
Editor’s Note: A group of runners from Lynnfield High School recently completed a 20-mile run from Lynnfield to Boston that included a stop at the Marathon bombing memorial in Copley Square. The run emerged as a half-serious idea early in 2013 and after the April 15 Marathon bombing, took on a new significance for the runners. Thanks to Andrew Drinkwater for providing this account of last Sunday’s run. The attached Youtube video was created during the run by Tim Rice, showing a stop-motion look at the entire journey. "First of all, the runners were: Seniors: George Kartsounis, Michael Welter, Andrew Drinkwater, Juniors: Tim Rice, Sam Johnson, Colby Choi, Kyle Flannery, Sean McHugh, and Chase Davidson. The idea for the run originated …
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Annual July 4th tradition helps raise funds for Lynnfied High School athletic programs.
The following was provided by the Lynnfield Athletic Association: The Lynnfield Athletic Association (LAA) has opened registration for the 46th Annual 4th of July 5K Road Race to be held on July 4, 2013, beginning at 9 a.m. and leaving from Town Hall located at 55 Summer Street. All proceeds benefit athletic programs and scholarships at Lynnfield High School. Participants can register on line through www.active.com ($15 for 16 and under, $20 17 and older) or print out an application and return by mail ($18 for 16 and under, $20 for 17 and older). Individuals who register before June 22 are guaranteed to receive a t-shirt. In addition to awarding several athletic scholarships to graduating seniors each year, the LAA provides other …
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Boston Bruins take on the Chicago Blackhawks in game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals tonight at 8 p.m.
The funny thing about the Bruins playing the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup is that several years ago, I actually started rooting for the Blackhawks as one of those "other" teams you kind of like during playoff bids and whatnot. An article this morning in the Chicago Tribune notes that the Bruins vs. Blackhawks is the first "Original Six" Stanley Cup series since the Bruins won the cup against the New York Rangers in 1972. The Blackhawks are a formidable team, but so were the Pittsburgh Penguins, who just got swept by the Bruins in a thrilling series, especially games 3 and 4. Sidney Crosby of the Penguins is a household name among hockey fans, even if his playoff mettle was widely questioned - he finished the regular season third …
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Event is in memory of Alexander Peters, funds benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving and other organizations.
The following was provided by the Alexander Peters Memorial Fund, Inc. The Fifth Annual One-Pitch Softball Tournament to raise money for the Alexander Peters Memorial Fund, Inc. -- as well as provide financial assistance to other organizations, including Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) plus several local area charities -- is being held on Saturday, June 22, starting at 9 a.m., on the playing fields behind Lynnfield High School. Alex, a member of the LHS Class of 2005, was killed in August 2008 as a result of an automobile accident in Malden. He was very active in a number of sports, including basketball, football, and lacrosse. His parents, Nick and Dinyce, and his sister, Ashleigh, created a scholarship in Alex’s name which is given…
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Both teams begin playoff bids with games scheduled for Thursday.
The Lynnfield High School baseball and softball teams are both in their respective MIAA tournaments, with games scheduled for Thursday. The Lynnfield High School baseball team (12-8) takes on Stoneham (13-7) on Thursday, May 30 at 4 p.m. in an MIAA Division 3 first-round road game. The winner goes on to play a quarterfinal against either Bishop Fenwick or the winner of Friday’s Shawsheen/Bedford game. The LHS softball team (14-7) plays Weston (11-10) on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in a home game. The winner goes on to play St. Mary’s on Saturday at 4 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The 46th annual race is 9 a.m. on July 4th, leaving from Lynnfield Town Hall. Lynnfield Athletic Association event helps support LHS sports programs. Click for online registration and more info.
The following was provided by the Lynnfield Athletic Association: The Lynnfield Athletic Association (LAA) has opened registration for the 46th Annual 4th of July 5K Road Race to be held on July 4, 2013, beginning at 9 a.m. and leaving from Town Hall located at 55 Summer Street. All proceeds benefit athletic programs and scholarships at Lynnfield High School. Participants can register on line through www.active.com ($15 for 16 and under, $20 17 and older) or print out an application and return by mail ($18 for 16 and under, $20 for 17 and older). Individuals who register before June 22 are guaranteed to receive a t-shirt. On-site registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the race ($20 for 16 and under, $25 for 17 and older). …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Last week, Lynnfield Patch stopped by Reedy Meadow Golf Course to see what's going on there this spring.
For many people in the area, springtime means dragging out the golf clubs and hitting one or more of several popular local courses. With that in mind, I stopped by Reedy Meadow Golf Course last week to learn a bit more about what they're doing this spring. Ed Whalley, a PGA pro and Lynnfield native who grew up playing on the area's courses, was teaching a group of youngsters some fundamentals of the game, as shown in this video clip. Reedy Meadow offers various golf classes for men, women and children into the summer. Complete information about their classes, programs and more can be viewed here on their website. Manager Don Lyons reported last week that Reedy Meadow is also starting a Ladies Golf League for players of all levels that …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Some local runners report that they are leaving from the gazebo on Lake Quannapowitt Monday at 6 p.m. as part of the #BostonStrong group runs going on across the country today.
Local runners who want to show their support for Boston Marathon bombing victims can join other runners tonight at 6 p.m. at the gazebo on Lake Quannapowitt. The runners, many of whom write the weekly Parent Yap column on Wakefield Patch, were inspired by a blogger who is organizing a #BostonStrong event for runners in San Francisco, and who has invited others to do the same in their towns. Julie Keysor noted that the Wakefield run "is a loosely organized event." However, those who would like more information can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. So far, people in more than 100 other cities and towns across America are participating in these runs on Monday. “I feel like I need to do something. Something more than a donation. Something …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
John Beccia, 43, has run in numerous Boston Marathons. He had just crossed the finish line Monday afternoon when the two bombs went off.
On Monday afternoon, 43-year-old John Beccia of Lynnfield had just crossed a Boston Marathon finish line for at least the sixth time in his life. Within a few minutes, the two bomb blasts went off, killing three and injuring at least 140, many of them critically. "I just all of a sudden heard a huge explosion," Beccia told Lynnfield Patch in a Tuesday afternoon phone conversation. "There was a giant puff of white smoke, it just kind of shook things, I immediately saw people running to the scene..." "It was a little too close for comfort," he added. Beccia reported that he has run in six or seven Boston Marathons and raised money for the Jimmy Fund the last time out. He has also completed the Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, Virginia, …
Lynnfield Patch checked in with several runners and residents from town following the Boston Marathon terrorist attack. For one, tragedy may have been averted by timing.